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Aspekty spirituality v příkladech teologicko-filosofického vzdělávání pro sociální práci
Aspects of spirituality in examples of theologio-philosophical education for social work

Author(s): Ondřej Fischer, Ladislav Heryán, Petr Jandejsek, Zdenko Širka
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Religion and science , Educational Psychology
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Spirituality; Theology; Religion; Ethics; Anthropology; Being; Transcendence; Fragility; Greatness

Summary/Abstract: The authors of the article take the concept of spirituality as seen by the educators in Social Work anddiscuss the problem how to use this concept in professional practice when working with people, whose spirituality, at least on the basis of Ethical Codes, should be taken on board by the professionals. Allthis, in spite of the fact, that spirituality is never conclusively defined for the use in practice in socialprofessions. The lack of consistent appropriation of the concept by experts and academics alike leadsthe authors to share their own views on the use of spirituality within their own theological and philosophicalcourses, which constitute a part of professional training for Social Workers. Key points andmethods of Theology, Theological Ethics and Biblical Studies are taken as samples to show, that theconcept of spirituality has to be acknowledged as aiming deeper than the empirical concepts of psychologyor other subjects. This could lead to both avoiding the reduction of the impact of ontological reflection of human being as being anchored in personal relationship with God, and allowing for explanationof legitimacy of human dignity.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-24
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Czech